DMS Winter Strings Presents a Holiday Concert

There are plenty of local community orchestras for accomplished string players to participate in during the year; but what about those folks who are either returning to their string instrument after years away, or just picking one up for the first time?  This season, the Dunedin Music Society has formed an ensemble specifically for those players. Among the players in the ensemble are a gentleman who is returning to his violin after 50 years, a seasoned cellist recently relocated from New York City, and several adult students. The Winter Strings features strictly violin, viola, cello, and bass (with percussion), and will present a program of classic movie and show music, pop/rock, and arrangements of holiday favorites. 

Among the pieces the string ensemble will perform are “I Dreamed A Dream” from the Broadway musical Les Miserables, and selections from the 1974 movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”, which was a movie many children watched during the holiday time. The whimsical movie music includes “Pure Imagination,” the Oompa Loompa marches, and “The Candy Man”.  The group will also play a pop/rock hit from the 1990s, “Bittersweet Symphony,” based on a sample of a 1965 orchestral version of the Rolling Stones’ song “The Last Time” by the Andrew Oldham Orchestra and made famous in 1997 by The Verve.  Finally, the group will present classical and holiday favorites such as Greensleeves and Jingle Bells. 

Family-friendly concerts will take place on December 15 at 8pm at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Clearwater, and December 22 at 8pm at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Clearwater. Come enjoy the concert and bring your family!  Register at this link: There is no charge, but donations are encouraged.